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Engine swap part two underway. I decided I wanted more room and I wanted to redo my engine mounts before I put the new engine in.


I have had a GM 6.2 in my Range Rover for almost a year. And it was a bit of a hurried install. Lots of work. While I like the motor. An opportunity to buy a 6.5 turbo diesel out of a 2002 bus. It has a center mounted turbo. Upgraded stronger block and better flowing heads.


I started by cutting out the front cross member. Boxing in the frame and welding in a new piece of 2x4 tubing.


Monday will be the rebuilding of the engine mounts and plating the frame. I'm moving them up about 2 inches higher in the frame.







 

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Very Nice! Was the sump/pan too low on your original build? Considering a similar build….

Thank you again for the radiator – cool as expected!
 

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I had sufficient clearance, but the exhaust manifolds were too close to the frame rails and the power steering gear box was too close as well. So by moving it up by 2 inches should make a big difference.
 

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Designed some new engine mounts that I'll have cut out of 1/4" plate.


Up next is the frame plating. Just need to get some measurements in there next.



 

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The new engine for the Range Rover is getting cleaned up and some love. New turbo diesel 6.5 liter. #getlost4x4 #rangeroverclassic

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After hours and hours of cleaning and resealing this thing. Fixing the smashed oil pan. It's almost ready to go in. Just need to replace the rear main seal. #rangeroverclassic

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Turbo is installed. Heat wrap is installed. First time doing it. Luckily no one will really see it. Test fit coming soon.

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Frame plated. Done. Next fabricate engine mounts

 

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Is the center-mount turbo a feature of the van/bus version of the 6.5? Asking because I've had a couple of trucks with this engine and they mount the turbo on the right exhaust manifold. Also, did you put a timing gear conversion on your engine?

Looking forward to hearing more about this conversion!
 

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No. I did not do the timing gear conversion. It make the engine noiser and is not good for the cam or crank.

This engine is from a gm bus. Those and the buses had center mount turbos.
 

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Rebuilt the injection pump. Not as hard as I thought. A bit un-nerving. But it's all back together and ready to be installed.

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Tomorrow we test fit. Part of my oil cooler parts and my engine mounts.

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Yes. Mine is a 1993 LWB that had EAS. It was converted to coils. EAS models have shock mounts in-front of the springs. I added shock towers ontop of the springs from an older RRC and now run dual shocks. Its a nice ride with dual OME shocks. But I'm also running about 500 lbs more with the engine, winch and winch bumper.
 

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Is that a Racor filter head mounted in your engine bay? If so which one and which filter are you using on it?
Not sure which filter head it is. It came with the Napa filter. So I just use that filter with it. I'm adding another prefilter to it for water and fuel separation
 

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Engine is bolted into my mounts. Might be able to fire it up tomorrow or next week.

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AWESOME work getlost4x4!
 
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